10 Happy Dances From ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ We’ll Never Forget


Today marks the 25th birthday of the pop culture gem The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Holy sh-t, right? The fish-out-of-water comedy that brought us Will Smith, Uncle Phil and the beloved Carlton dance just turned quarter of a century old.

After rolling from Philadelphia to Bel Air, Will and the Banks family first graced our television sets on Sept. 10, 1990, ushering in a young Willie before he was the blockbuster magnet he is today.

In honor of Fresh Prince’s born day, here are 10 unforgettable dances from the show that will instantly have you on your happy feet.

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The Introduction

Will had us at first staple.

Ashley Banks’ bedroom dance-a-thon

Because every Walkman jam demanded the twist and hair whip from that point on.

Will & Jazzy Jeff’s drum routine

Jazzy Jeff lets it rip on the drums while Will busts a move (or three).

Carlton’s pill-popping prom dance

Carlton gulps down speed then becomes king of the dancefloor at his senior prom.

Geoffrey’s money dance

Beloved butler Geoffrey lets loose to The O’Jays “For The Love Of Money.”

Carlton’s Magic Mike Moment

Carlton makes it rain with a routine inspired by the King of Pop.

Ashley’s stage fright

Will and Carlton swoop in as backup dancers for Ashley’s talent show performance.

The Forbidden Dance

How do we sign up for the nearest Fresh Prince dance lessons?

The Apache

Will The Thrill and Buggaloo Shrimp (LOL!) make the Sugarhill Gang classic extra sweet at a Las Vegas dance competition.

The Carlton Dance

You can’t love just one.